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Veterans’ breakfast to be held Nov. 6

Centennial Senior Center’s GoodLife Programs & Activities at 254 N. State St. will hold a special veterans’ breakfast Nov. 6 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. to honor veterans and recognize their sacrifices.

“Many of our GoodLife participants are veterans, and during the Veterans Day season, we wanted to ensure that we could offer thanks for all they have done for our country,” said Executive Director Vivien Green.

A full breakfast will be served and guest speakers will include Mary Morin, director of the New Hampshire Office of Veterans Services; Diane Baxter, command chief warrant officer with the New Hampshire National Guard; and Karen Torres, colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired).

Morin is a Gulf War era veteran and is a retired master sergeant who ended 21 years of active duty military service in the U.S. Air Force as a squadron maintenance production superintendant. She maintained the airframe on the B-52 bomber and the KC-135 tanker and worked on the Air Force’s premier weapons delivery platform, the B-2 stealth bomber.

Baxter is the first woman to ever hold the position of command chief warrant officer in the state, and is one of only a handful in the country, adding another highlight to a decorated career that began in New Hampshire more than 33 years ago.

Torres was a colonel, operations group commander, with the U.S. Air Force. She led more than 600 employees and managed flight operations for more than 60 planes in eight U.S. locations, providing for the safety and training of aircrews and the safety and satisfaction of VIP passengers.

“It is certainly a great tribute to our veterans to have speakers of this caliber participate in the breakfast,” said Green.

A paid registration of $7 per person for the breakfast, which is being sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental, is due by Friday.

For more information about the upcoming veterans’ breakfast and to learn more about Centennial Senior Center’s GoodLife Programs & Activities, call 228-6630.

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